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Welthungerhilfe recruits 01 Head of Project – Ecosystem-based Adaptation*

Welthungerhilfe recruits 01 Head of Project – Ecosystem-based Adaptation*

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of three years. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

As Head of Project you will manage and implement a complex regional project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The project promotes the adoption of Ecosystem-based Adaptation on national level in Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic as the most efficient means for vulnerable rural communities to adapt to climate change. All measures of the project contribute to a reduction of risks and of losses caused by natural hazards. You will oversee the implementation (including frequent travels to the project sites in all three countries) at the respective locations, for the continuous development of the program and will be responsible for correctly and duly reporting to Welthungerhilfe’s Country Office.

Your responsibilities

  • Coordination of the project according to the rules and standards of the co-financing donors and Welthungerhilfe standards
  • Ensuring that all project relevant support is in place (monitoring, logistics, finance administration, etc.)
  • Responsibility for modifying and continuing project planning and project budget assuring continuity of the project
  • Establishing good working relationships with the donors and other stakeholders
  • Identification of co-financing opportunities especially in the context of EbA and climate change and ensuring the timely development of successful project proposals in line with the relevant donor regulations and strategies
  • Support of partner organizations with the implementation of the project
  • Consolidation of partners’ technical and financial reporting
  • Representation of Welthungerhilfe in-country vis-à-vis selected relevant national and international stakeholders and partners

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field like sociology, political science, humanities, development studies, environment or similar qualification
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in the global south, regional experience in the Caribbean is a very high asset
  • Several years of project and leadership experience for international (aid) organizations in the sector
  • Strong experience on cooperating in a team of international and local NGOs on eye level, experience in indirect leadership of a multidisciplinary team
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in “governance” issues, at the community, national and regional levels, as well as knowledge of the concept of EbA governance and Multi Actor Partnership MAP/PAP
  • Strong coordination and cooperation skills with all stakeholders like implementing partners, government structures, ministries, German embassy etc.
  • Live the “sense of belonging” to the team and the topic of climate change
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to work also in areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe’s programme countries
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written French, Spanish and German, as well as good English language skills

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under « Our benefits ».

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 31, 2022 by following this link. Your contact person is Peter Doerr. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 31, 2022 by following this link. Your contact person is Peter Doerr. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

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